Mourinho tries to end exit speculation

Jose Mourinho, Manchester United; EPL

Jose Mourinho has moved to clarify comments he made about a possible departure from Manchester United to Paris Saint-Germain.

The former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager spoke fondly of the Ligue 1 side when revealing in an interview with TF1's Telefoot that he doesn't see himself finishing his career at Old Trafford.

He also explained why his son had chosen to go to Paris to watch a game and not Manchester.

He said that he was "still a coach with ambitions, and with the desire to do new things".

He continued: "Why Paris? Because there's something special. Magic, quality, youth, it's fantastic."

But ahead of facing Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday, the Portuguese boss said: "I'm not signing a new five-year contract and I'm not leaving for PSG.

"I think you English media have the answer for that because, in one day, it says that I am going to sign a five-year contract, for £1billion per season and then, the next day, you say that I am leaving and going to PSG. I think that is the answer.

“The answer is that nothing is happening. I am not signing a new five-year-contract and I am not leaving for PSG. I am at Manchester United and I have a contract. And that is it.

"The only thing that I told is true and there was not a misinterpretation of my words, was, I am not going to end my career at Manchester United.

"I was asked how is it possible in modern football that any manager is going to last 15 to 20 years in the same club. I think Arsene Wenger is the last one at Arsenal. I think it is impossible for us with everything that surrounds the job, all of the pressures that surround the job.

"I think it is impossible to last for so long. If in this moment, I wanted to finish my career in two, three, four or five years then I would say yes, I want to finish my career with Manchester United."